Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted In animation, the next best thing to a grand vision is crack comic timing. The third chapter in the saga of Alex the lion (Ben… Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted In animation, the next best thing to a grand vision is crack comic timing. The third chapter in the saga of Alex the lion (Ben… 2012-06-08 PG PT83M Animation Chris Rock Ben Stiller Paramount Pictures
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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)

MPAA Rating: PG
MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock, left) is safe in the arms of Vitaly the Tiger (Bryan Cranston, right)
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MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock, left) is safe in the arms of Vitaly the Tiger (Bryan Cranston, right)

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Details Release Date: Jun 08, 2012; Rated: PG; Length: 83 Minutes; Genre: Animation; With: Chris Rock and Ben Stiller; Distributor: Paramount Pictures

In animation, the next best thing to a grand vision is crack comic timing. The third chapter in the saga of Alex the lion (Ben Stiller) and his Central Park Zoo pals — now nostalgic for New York after their foray into Africa — has timing up the wazoo. It's there in a (literally) over-the-top chase through the skies of Monte Carlo, in the grouchy fun of a troupe of Euro circus animals our heroes hook up with, and in bits like Marty the zebra (Chris Rock) singing a circus jingle inspired by his psychedelic Afro wig. The story in Madagascar 3 is functional, but the antically civilized spirit is infectious. B+

Originally posted Jun 06, 2012 Published in issue #1211 Jun 15, 2012 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Dec 21 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1. $56.2 1 $90.6 B
2. $17.3 1 $17.3 B
3.
Annie
Columbia Pictures
$16.3 1 $16.3 D
4. $8.1 2 $38.9 B
5. $7.7 5 $289.2 B-
6.
Wild
Fox
$4.1 3 $7.2 A-
7.
Top Five
Paramount
$3.6 2 $12.5 A-
8.
Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Pictures
$3.6 7 $190.4 B+
9. $3.5 4 $64.2 C-
10.
P.K.
UTV Communications
$3.5 1 $3.5 NA
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